Te Uru - West Auckland Regional Gallery
Auckland, New Zealand, 2016
Oneone means soil or earth in Te Reo. The Māori language has over 30 terms for different clay's, soils and gravels. The project uncovers and highlights the rich qualities of the earthen pigments of the Waitakere Ranges and Whau Regions discovering the regions geological richness to reveal the raw material and earthly palimpsest such as its volcanic and igneous materials, different colored clay's, soils, sands and mud's.
Over the duration of several workshops 75 children from Green Bay and Konini Primary schools joined in a collective creative effort to make local soils into hand made pigments and paints to paint 7 rocks and works on paper.
The project was a collaboration delivered by Imagine the Land's Ekarasa Doblanovic in collaboration with Maurice van Cooten. and Karma Barnes
The project was generously Funded by Whau Local Board and Waitakere Ranges Local Board.